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Flat River Historical Society and Museum Board Trustee Robin Walter, dressed in a Native American outfit, teaches third-grade students from Lincoln Heights Elementary School, how to use a Native American “buzzer” toy, made of string and an animal’s knuckle bone, as the students toured the museum Wednesday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Elementary students engage with local history at Flat River Museum

From soft beaver pelts to rigid arrow heads, students were left anything but empty-handed Wednesday during a tour of local Native American history. Third-grade students from Lincoln Heights Elementary School made the trip to the Flat River Museum in Greenville to get a hands-on look at the history they had been studying this school year.

Members of the Women’s Action Network (WAN) sit together in solidarity during the March 7 Greenville City Council meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Future in jeopardy for WAN Marketplace at Veterans Park during Danish Festival

During the inaugural Danish Festival more than half a century ago, the Marketplace at Veterans Park began with a single hot dog stand and a few flea market vendors.

Today, that same marketplace, operated by the Women’s Action Network (WAN), welcomes more than 100 vendors during Greenville’s annual celebration.

A winning Michigan Lotto 47 ticket was sold at the EZ-Mart convenience store and gas station in Greenville. Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm County man picks up $22.6 million windfall, remains anonymous

A Montcalm County man who won $22.6 million on numbers drawn in the Lotto 47 Feb. 18 drawing has come forward to collect his winning, but will remain anonymous in the process. According to Michigan Lottery, the lucky player is looking forward to “enjoying life and giving back,” after he matched all six Lotto 47 numbers: 12-17-19-29-36-39. The winning ticket was bought at the Greenville E-Z Mart, located at 115 E. Washington St in Greenville.

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IN BRIEF: Greenville board recognizes departing director, acknowledges volunteers

John Gilchrist, the director of finance for Greenville Public Schools, attended what will be his last regular Board of Education meeting in his position.

Gentri King, center right, helps Girl Scouts Amaya Farr, 9, far left, and Jade King, 7, from Girl Scout Troop 4175 sell cookies during Saturday’s Spring Fling for Women at Greenville High School. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Annual Greenville event attracts new and returning attendees

Despite Saturday’s brisk outdoor temperatures, spring was in the air at Greenville High School. The annual Spring Fling for Women event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. was packed with people from the moment the doors opened.

Three buildings owned by Tom Feeney and Glen Powell, consisting of Greenville Floral and S & H Trophy & Sports Center at 221 S. Lafayette St., will be largest of five facade grant projects (pending approval) in the amount of $479,889 in upgrades. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville City Council approves property owner grant agreements

In preparation of potentially receiving more than $1.1 million in grant funding, city officials are taking measures to ensure they won’t be on the hook should something go wrong. During Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to approve five property owner grant agreements to applicants applying for facade grant funding through the Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC).

Montcalm Township’s new website (montcalmtownship.com) includes a “News” page where Clerk Amy Richards can post meeting minutes and public hearing notices. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Supervisor builds website for Montcalm Township

Before Montcalm County updated its website last year, Montcalm Township listed its information through that website. After the county’s new website went live and no longer hosted local municipalities, Montcalm Township officials decided to start exploring options for their own website.

Members the Adults with Disabilities Association bowl together at Jacket Lanes in Greenville Feb. 27. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Adults with Disabilities Association in Greenville celebrates 10 years

A decade ago, when Debra Thornton was asked by her son’s teacher to start a local special needs club, she did so with a simple idea to schedule a few events to bring her son and his friends closer together. But in the time since, the club has blossomed into a full nonprofit 501C3 organization, now known as the Adults with Disabilities Association, a group consisting of special needs adults, both physically and mentally.

A closing sale of 50 percent off merchandise will begin today to deplete inventory as Radio Shack in Greenville, after 32 years in the community, will close for good later this month. — Daily News/Cory Smith

After 32 years in downtown Greenville, Radio Shack to close later this month

After more than 30 years of proudly serving its loyal customers, the downtown Radio Shack electronics store will be making its final sale this month. Opened in 1984 by Doug Robbins, the Greenville location has survived every change that both the economy and culture could throw its way, but that well of success finally ran dry.

Customers browse through items offered by more than 30 vendors during the opening Wednesday of the new Home 2 Home consignment store at 310 S. Lafayette St. in Greenville in the former Springrove Variety store location.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Home 2 Home consignment store opens in Greenville, offering vintage items

ori Clevenger can recall a time when Greenville’s downtown district was much different from how it appears today, and now, she’s attempting to bring back a piece of that history.